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Russell Wenz
Father, husband, runner, computer geek, Star Wars fan, lover of life.
Father, husband, runner, computer geek, Star Wars fan, lover of life.

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Run Woodstock -- Hallucination 100-Mile
"If you start to feel good during an ultra,                         don't worry, you'll get over it."                                                           --Gene Thibeault RACE CHOICES After completing the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 50-miler last s...

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The coming STORM...
Clouds building... It might be a cliche, but ever since I read " Born to Run ", sometime around 2010, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I wanted to learn to run far.  Not just your normal 'bucket list' running like half-marathons and marathons.  I wanted...

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I have had a blog for several years now. One of the widgets on my blog is the 'About Me' section. I used to be able to edit this (as I aged, or as I added children, etc). But, now, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to edit it. I've clicked nearly everywhere. My age has changed and I'd like to update my blog to reflect that. Any help would be very much appreciated. My blog --> (

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Grand Canyon -- R2R
"The Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind
absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world......You cannot
improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar
it." --Theodore Roosevelt I think it was menti...

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Tahoe Rim Trail 50-mile Endurance Run....My Turn.
“A Glimpse of Heaven….a Taste of Hell”......Take 2 Last year I had the pleasure of pacing an ultra-runner for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 100-mile race.  I paced him for most of the final 50 miles.  Since the moment we finished that day, I wanted to ...

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Break the the price!
Most sports have rules.  The main purpose, for which, is to keep the sport a fair and competitive challenge.  But, like I've said in the past, running isn't "most sports." With that said, there really aren't rules when it comes to running (except cutting th...

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Lessons Learned
October 26th, 2015 -- My first attempt at a 50-mile trail race. So, whenever I mention running farther than 10miles, people always ask "Why?"  I never have a good answer for them.....probably because I can't think of a reason 'why not?'  Instead of giving m...

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Plant a tree!!!
I hate New Year's resolutions.  Yes, that 'time-honored' tradition of exclaiming a change in yourself or your habits starting with a numerical change in the calendar year.  An attempt that will almost inevitably end in failure, further discouraging the prob...

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Math is easy!!
"Mathematics is the music of Reason" --James Joseph Sylvester Most runners I know are pretty good at math.  Better than your average American.  Why?  Well, if you are anything like every other runner, you do math while you run:  "....okay, one mile into tod...

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Tahoe Rim Trail 100-mile Endurance Run (Pacing)
“A glimpse of Heaven….a taste of Hell” This past weekend, I offered up my presence as a pacer for
an ultra-runner during the Tahoe Rim Trail 100-mile Endurance Run.   I was pacing a man named John, and this would
be his 7 th attempt at a 100-mile distance (...
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